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EAE offers a truly unique academic experience. We've brought together a diverse faculty with expertise in every facet of game development, and consulted with top industry professionals to create a one-of-a-kind learning experience in game development. Students studying games in the EAE program are typically interested in careers in interactive entertainment, and our curriculum is built with this goal in mind. Not only do we offer students a world-class education from a leading research university, but we also offer the opportunity to develop and enhance a professional game portfolio through our "studio simulation" projects courses.

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Overview

Applicants
24,403
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.66

GPA Breakdown

38%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
572.5 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 700
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — April 1


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
2,167
with Terminal Degree
1,453

1,244
Men
923
Women
311
Minority
78
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other.
  • Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Asian Studies/Civilization.
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
  • Latin American Studies.
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Anatomy.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology, General.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Biostatistics.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences.
  • Human/Medical Genetics.
  • Neurobiology and Anatomy.
  • Oncology and Cancer Biology.
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Management Science.
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Operations Management and Supervision.
  • Real Estate.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Construction Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering.
  • Materials Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Metallurgical Engineering.
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering.
  • Nuclear Engineering.
  • Petroleum Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Rhetoric and Composition.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Consumer Economics.
  • Family and Community Services.
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other.
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Chinese Language and Literature.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Comparative Literature.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Japanese Language and Literature.
  • Latin Language and Literature.
  • Linguistics.
  • Russian Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.
  • Turkish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Audiology/Audiologist.
  • Environmental Health.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Medical Informatics.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Public Health Education and Promotion.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Applied Mathematics.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Gerontology.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Nutrition Sciences.
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry.
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Geophysics and Seismology.
  • Physical Sciences, Other.
  • Physical Sciences.
  • Physics, General.
  • Physics.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Educational Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.
  • School Psychology.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Public Policy Analysis, General.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.
  • Urban Studies/Affairs.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Ballet.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Industrial and Product Design.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.


Students Say

Nestled amid Salt Lake City’s snowcapped mountains, the University of Utah is a large public school that offers extensive academic programs, ample research opportunities, and a surprisingly student-friendly atmosphere. No matter what your interests, you’ll find like minds at The U. “I have studied everything from Tai Chi/ Yoga movement and stage combat to differential equations and linear algebra,” says a junior. “The one thing that has remained consistent throughout is the appreciation and dedication the people have for the topic they are involved in.” The U is a research university that actually takes teaching seriously, and “every teacher ... shows incredible knowledge in their area, as well as personality and wit.” “Classes are informative, challenging, and genuinely enjoyable.” As is the case in many larger universities, students note that many “general education courses are taught by grad students,” whose teaching abilities can range from great to below average. “Ninety percent of my professors are fantastic; the ones that aren’t are usually grad students,” explains a junior. On this large campus, students have little contact with the school’s administration and “there’s definitely no hand-holding at The U. If you’re unsure of your major or career plans, it’s easy to slip through the cracks.” However, students assure us, “The administration puts student interests first whenever possible with a focus on keeping tuition low, creating a diverse environment, and providing opportunities and experience in order to prepare students to be productive citizens.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Robert Jarvik
Inventor of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart

Alex Smith
No. 1 pick in the 2005 NFL draft

J. Willard Marriott
Founder of Marriottt International, Inc.

John Warnock
Co-founder of Adobe Systems

David Neeleman
Founder of JetBlue Airways

Ed Catmull
Co-Founder and President of PIXAR Animation Studio

Wilbert L. Gore
Founder of Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$54,800

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$102,600

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$57,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$110,400

Percent High Job Meaning
22%

Percent STEM
57%


Students Say

The University of Utah's Career Services office offers students a number of ways to prepare themselves for the job market. Career coaches help students understand how to leverage their talents and interests into fulfilling careers by planning research opportunities and experiential learning. Career services also hosts three on-campus volunteer, internship and job fairs throughout the year, including a science and engineering focused career fair. The renowned Hinckley Institute for Politics places student from all disciples into internships every year. Students say they are able participate “in several meaningful extracurricular activities,” and have access to top-notch “lab equipment, job opportunities, internships, or study abroad programs.” University of Utah graduates who visited PayScale.com report an average early career salary of $51,100 and mid-career salaries average at $97,500. Sixty percent of graduates say their job helps to make the world a better place.

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,754

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,361

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,271

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
46%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$19,656

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,549

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
24,485
Foreign Countries Represented
97

Demographics

6.06%
Asian
1.30%
African-American
13.41%
Hispanic
66.78%
Caucasian
4.91%
International

47% female
53% male
22% are out of state
76% are full time
24% are part time

Students Say

Located in Salt Lake City, The U has “plenty of social niches to fall into, and none of them are rigidly exclusive.” One student notes that part of the student body is “the typical Utah Mormon, and [the rest] is a mix of everything. The two [groups] usually stay separate but they get along.” University of Utah students agree that “there is more diversity here than in any other part of the state.” However, out-ofstate students are not as common, and “those of us not from Utah are definitely in the minority.” While there are a number of residential students, a very large percentage of students also choose to commute to school while living with their parents or family. In addition, “there are a lot of older students and a lot of married students.” Academically, however, U undergraduates are “independent, smart, and come to class ready to discuss ideas.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
13%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
53%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Students Say

While a large percentage of the undergraduate community at the University of Utah commutes to campus, there are still plenty of activities for the school’s 4,000 resident students. There are many people “active in politics, environmental issues, and international issues,” and, after hours, “the school holds different events throughout the year, such as Crimson Nights that feature activities such as bowling, crafts, games, food, and music.” Socially, “Greek life is not as large as at other schools but is definitely a lot of fun and the best way to get to know more people your age.” In addition, “during football season there are great tailgate parties with friends, drinks, and food.” Right off campus, there are a range of great restaurants, and “the nightlife is hard to keep up with.” There’s always something good going on—whether it’s at the bars and clubs downtown, or at small music venues.” For outdoorsy types, The U is a paradise. “We have all four seasons and some of the best outdoors in the nation,” explains one student. “Killer snow, amazing hills, mountains, lakes, and streams.” In this natural wonderland, “hiking, biking, boating, snow-skiing, and snowboarding are just a few of the hundreds of activities available to students.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Center for Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Scott McAward

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
513
Number of Honor Societies
27

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
14

6% join a fraternity
7% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

8% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Utes)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Utes)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Gymnastics
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

The University of Utah is a signatory of the ACUPCC—a fitting sign of the university’s commitment to infusing sustainability throughout the campus. An Office of Sustainability, and an Energy Management Office are responsible for administering a renewable Energy Initiative program, largely funded by a student-initiated fee, that has offset more than 31 percent of the university’s energy consumption with renewable energy purchases. The university’s recent purchase of 85 million kilowatt hours of green-e certified renewable energy made U of U the nation’s third largest purchaser of green power and earned the recognition of the US EPA in 2011. A cogeneration plant cuts energy purchases by another 10 percent. Students are involved in a number of on-campus green groups, and environmental service opportunities are available through the Bennion Community Service Center. Each year, more than 8,500 U of U students provide nearly 175,000 hours of service through the center. An environmental studies-specific counselor provides guidance for students interested in green careers at the Career Center. The U also introduced a farmers market on campus to rave reviews. The Sutton Geology and Geophysics Building, recently received LEED Gold and many of the green features ultimately selected for integration were designed by students in a Sustainability Practicum course. The university offers on-campus shuttles and subsidized public transportation (Ed-Pass) for all students, staff, and faculty in partnership with the Utah Transit Authority. An estimated 34 percent of daily commuters travelled to campus via UTA bus, light rail, biking or walking.

95/99
AASHE STARS® rating
SILVER
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
12%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2019.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
University Campus Store provides special discounts on DELL and APPLE computers for students.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sarah Crass Hilla
Director of Campus Experience

Address
Office of Admissions
201 S 1460 E Room 250 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone
801-581-8761

Email
campusvisits@sa.utah.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Rice Eccles Stadium
Jon M. Huntsman Center
University Union
Marriott Library
Student Life Center
Red Butte Gardens Fort Douglas Museum and Cemetery Kingsbury Hall/Gardner Hall Huntsman Cancer Institute Utah Museum of Fine Arts Utah Museum of Natural History

Most Popular Places Off Campus
World-Class Ski Resorts: Snowbird, Alta...
Temple Square
Vivint Smart Home Arena
City Creek Shopping Center
Utah State Capitol Building

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8 am to 5 pm
801-581-8761

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies by department.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
High school sophomore or younger=Contact Admissions directly. High school junior or older=Contact Athletics. All of this is per NCAA rules, not institutional policy.

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
Fill out recruit questionnaire online for specific sport.

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Keys or keyless entry devices may not be given to a guest for any reason. HRE staff may require a guest to leave if their behavior is not in accordance with University of Utah and HRE policies. HRE reserves the right to determine if the number of guests per resident is disruptive and may ask all or some guests to vacate. If the guest has a contract with HRE they will be accountable for their actions, otherwise, the host will be held accountable for the actions or behaviors. A resident may not host an overnight guest for more than three (3) consecutive nights. In total and including all approved guests, a resident may not host an overnight guest more than ten (10) nights a semester. For the safety of our community, registered sex offenders are not eligible as overnight guests. For overnight guests under the age of 18 years old, parental/guardian notification is included as part of the pre-registration process.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Salt Lake City International Airport is about 10 miles from campus. Shuttle service, taxi service, rental cars, and TRAX (light rail)and bus system (UTA) are available for travel around the city and to campus. The University of Utah has an agreement with the UTA that provides our students, faculty and staff access to TRAX, UTA buses and Frontrunner trains for free with their student/employee ID Badge.

Driving Instructions to Campus
1. From the I-80 Eastbound/ Salt Lake International Airport Take I-80 East approximately 1.5 miles to the North Temple exit. Follow North Temple approximately 3 miles to State Street (one block beyond the Mormon Temple). Turn right on State Street, and go south 5 blocks to 400 South. Turn left, proceeding east on 400 South for approximately 1.5 miles until you reach the University of Utah campus. 2. From I-15 Northbound Take the eastbound 600 South exit. At State Street turn left, proceeding 2 blocks north until you reach 400 South. Turn right, proceeding east on 400 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach the University of Utah campus. 3. From I-15 Southbound Take the eastbound 600 North exit. At 300 West turn right, proceeding approximately 1.5 miles south until you reach 400 South. Turn left, proceeding east on 400 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach the University of Utah campus. 4. From I-80 Westbound (Park City) Exit I-80 at Foothill Drive (University of Utah exit). Continue north on Foothill Drive approximately 3 miles until your reach the University of Utah campus.

Local Accommodations
1. University Guest House: On University Campus in historic Fort Douglas. Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Room, ethernet, free local calls, on-site parking. Located on U of U shuttle line and Fort Douglas Trax Station. Walking distance to University Hospitals and clinics. 25,000 sq. feet meeting and conference rooms with catering and audio/visual. Discount for purchase with Campus Order or Purchasing Card. Several dining options available within walking distance. Prices vary. 2. Marriott University Park Hotel: Located in U of U Research Park. Minutes from campus. Complimentary shuttle within two mile radius; this includes campus, light rail and hospitals. Campus shuttle will not be available from 3:00pm ? 11:00pm on home football game dates. Complimentary parking and fitness center, completely wireless for $9.95 for 24 hour period. Restaurant, lounge and room service. Hotel completely renovated. Prices vary.


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